27. The Little Boy (8)
“I have something more important to tell you,” Sun Zheng pulled Lu Xia over with a serious expression. “After leaving the archives room, I met something terribly odd.”
Lu Xia came back to his senses and cheered up at once as soon as he heard this. “Come on, tell me what happened! Did that crawling thing do anything to you?”
Seeing him in high spirits, Sun Zheng wondered if he was so interested in this topic because he cared about him or because he was curious. However, he didn’t ask Lu Xia. “No. It all happened so suddenly, and my brain was completely blank. When I came back to my senses, I found that the surroundings were different.”
He then told Lu Xia what had happened after he was separated from him in detail. Lu Xia was a little excited in the beginning, but the more he listened, the more surprised he was and he couldn’t help but open his mouth. When he saw Sun Zheng impatiently gesture him, he closed his mouth obediently, but his expression became even more serious.
After hearing the whole story, Lu Xia stammered, “Zheng… You, you must have been scared silly by that crawling thing!”
Sun Zheng raised his eyebrows. “Do you think I’m talking nonsense?”
“Of course not.” Lu Xia smiled flatteringly, revealing two dimples. “But it sounded like something out of science fiction! You were in the archives room back then. How could you suddenly appear in the corridor, and then in front of the operating room?”
“I think everything from the time I entered the hospital has been surreal.”
Lu Xia smiled awkwardly. “Uh, that’s right… But as far as I know, there is no explanation for this kind of thing. After all, it’s different from something like entering the cavern.”
“Is there any floor in this hospital that is constructed like this: There’s no stair at the end of the corridor, only a window, and an old-looking door like that next to it?”
After thinking for a while, Lu Xia shook his head.
“Then, what about the other buildings? There are a few buildings behind this one. Will there be such a floor?” Sun Zheng asked.
Lu Xia rolled his eyes and nodded, but next, he shook his head, saying, “I’m sure there are no floors in this building with such a structure. The corridors in the Internal Medicine Inpatient Department opposite look something like what you described, but as it has been renovated, it is impossible to leave such an old door with bloodstains or something on it…” He clicked his tongue as if felt sick at the thought of the door.
Seeing his exaggerated look, Sun Zheng glared at him and continued, “What about the operating room? How much do you know about the operating rooms here?”
Lu Xia still shook his head. “I know nothing about them. By right, operating rooms should be in the new building of surgery, but it’s possible that there is an operating room left over from the previous Aegiceras Hospital in this building. You didn’t go into the room, right?”
Sun Zheng shrugged helplessly. “I’m not stupid enough to rush around. What’s more, it’s marked with a red cross.”
Lu Xia looked at him with a pleasant look in his eyes, and then he burst into laughter.
Sun Zheng was confused, thinking that there were stains on his face. “What’s so funny?” he asked uneasily.
Lu Xia waved his hand and said, “Nothing. I’m thinking, luckily you didn’t really wander around and nothing happened. Otherwise… I’ll be missing a flesh crutch!”
Sun Zheng threw the chair leg on the desk with a snort. “I think it is more reliable than me. You’d better ask it if it’s scared.”
Lu Xia pushed the chair leg aside with a smile. “How can it be compared with you? It’s both hard and cold.”
Sun Zheng told himself to ignore this frivolous guy. He then put on a serious look and said, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch! Have you forgotten that something happened to me in here just now? We’re still not safe. You’d better find a way out asap!”
Lu Xia was still smiling. “So you’re no longer mad at me? And you won’t act alone anymore?”
Sun Zheng shot him a glare again.
However, Lu Xia moved even closer. “Now you must have realized that it’s best for the two of us to work together, right? How could you bear to leave me, a disabled man, alone in that room?”
What he said made Sun Zheng feel even more guilty. “I was a little impulsive at that point… Now I think the two of us are safer together. Moreover, two heads are better than one,” he explained.
Lu Xia nodded. “Are you willing to look for my brother with me?”
Sun Zheng responded seriously, “I understand how you feel, but your brother has disappeared for so long and there are very few clues. We’d better gather clues related to him while we try to find a way out.”
Frustrated, Lu Xia pouted while glancing at the unfolded notebook on the desk. He looked up and asked Sun Zheng, “You were reading the record? Did you find any clues?”
“I didn’t find any clues about the door or the bloodstains, but this record is about what happened in this room.”
Lu Xia looked down at the record and then fixed his gaze on the recorder.
“What a coincidence! This record was written by a doctor surnamed Yan.”